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Dirtier Than Ever

by Vickie M. Stringer

Following the phenomenal success of Essence bestsellers Dirty Red and Still Dirty, Vickie M. Stringer takes readers on another bumpy ride in Dirtier Than Ever with Red, Bacon, and Q--the crazy love-hate triangle who makes the series a favorite among urban fiction fans. Q wished that Bacon had killed Red when he had the chance. Red knew that Q's career as a hustler was over and he was counting on starting a new legit business with the money he had made. He had once believed her when she promised that the money didn't mean a thing and she would give it all up to be with him. Bacon returns from prison and suddenly Q is left for dead. With Q out of the picture, Bacon now has Red to himself. His sights are set on being the top hustler with Red by his side. He believes Red has fi nally changed when she reveals the truth about her past. But all comes to a head when the snooping detective, Thomas, suspects Red's involvement in Q's getting shot and the murder of Zeke, Q's best friend. With two murders, a tumultuous love affair, andmoney on her mind, Red must make a decision . . . does she turn over a new leaf or revisit her dirty ways of old? Gritty, steamy, and intense, Stringer delivers another page-turning caper about a hustler in high heels who is Dirtier Than Ever.

Dirty Red

by Vickie M. Stringer

From the "queen of urban fiction" (Publishers Weekly), Vicki Stringer, comes a scorching tale of love, lies, loss, and the indomitable spirit of a woman scorned. Mischievous and manipulative, eighteen-year-old Red is an expert at deception with a provocative femininity. She employs her dirty ways - even faking a pregnancy with her boyfriend - to win a closet full of Gucci bags, a deluxe condominium full of baby accessories, a new car, and a book deal. But when one of Red's scams backfires and she winds up truly pregnant by her inmate ex-boyfriend, Bacon, she finds herself in more trouble than she's ever known. The drama truly unravels when Red's picture-perfect cons fall apart due to the power of - surprisingly - love.

The Dirty Red Reader's Companion

by Vickie M. Stringer

From the "queen of urban fiction" (Publishers Weekly), Vickie Stringer, comes a scorching tale of love, lies, loss, and the indomitable spirit of a woman scorned. Mischievous and manipulative, eighteen-year-old Red is an expert at deception with a provocative femininity. She employs her dirty ways - even faking a pregnancy with her boyfriend - to win a closet full of Gucci bags, a deluxe condominium full of baby accessories, a new car, and a book deal. But when one of Red's scams backfires and she winds up truly pregnant by her inmate ex-boyfriend, Bacon, she finds herself in more trouble than she's ever known. The drama truly unravels when Red's picture-perfect cons fall apart due to the power of - surprisingly - love.

The Dirty Red Series

by Vickie M. Stringer

Dirty Red Mischievous and manipulative, eighteen-year-old Red is an expert at deception with a provocative femininity. She employs her dirty ways--even faking a pregnancy with her boyfriend--to win a closet full of Gucci bags, a deluxe condominium full of baby accessories, a new car, and a book deal. But when one of Red's scams backfires and she winds up truly pregnant by her inmate ex-boyfriend, Bacon, she finds herself in more trouble than she's ever known. The drama truly unravels when Red's picture-perfect cons fall apart due to the power of--surprisingly--love. Still Dirty In Still Dirty, Red is again caught in a web of murder, theft, and deceit. We find her and her boyfriend Q running for a plane to Mexico after a violent fight with her ex-boyfriend Bacon, a released convict. Bacon is on their heels and determined not to let Red get away alive. Will Q come to her rescue once again? Or will he tire of cleaning up after Red's dirty deeds? Dirtier Than Ever Bacon returns from prison and suddenly Q is left for dead. With Q out of the picture, Bacon now has Red to himself. His sights are set on being the top hustler with Red by his side. He believes Red has finally changed when she reveals the truth about her past. But all comes to a head when the snooping detective, Thomas, suspects Red's involvement in Q's getting shot and the murder of Zeke, Q's best friend. With two murders, a tumultuous love affair, and money on her mind, Red must make a decision . . . does she turn over a new leaf or revisit her dirty ways of old?

Imagine This

by Vickie M. Stringer

Imagine This is the sequel to Vickie Stringer's bestselling Let That Be the Reason, her stunning debut novel based on life as she knew it in the shocking underworld of the sex and drug trade. Vickie Stringer has gained a legion of fans for her portrayal of Pamela, a.k.a. Carmen, a woman who had it all but lost out when the love of her life left her penniless and alone to raise their son. Pamela refuses to remain powerless, though. She pulls herself up, becomes a major hustler in the street game, gains independence, and makes big money -- but the consequences are more dreadful than she ever imagined. Imagine This continues the saga of Pamela as she does jail time and has to decide who she really is: Pamela, a woman who, more than anything, loves her son and wants to be there to raise him; or Carmen, the ruthless baller, who does the crime, serves the time, and honors, at any expense, the code of the street.

Let That Be the Reason

by Vickie M. Stringer

Written in prison and based on real-life experiences, the novel that launched the writing and publishing career of the bestselling author of Still Dirty, Dirty Red, and Imagine This..."the reigning queen of urban fiction" (Publishers Weekly).Let That Be the Reason is the novel Vickie M. Stringer wrote when she was still serving her seven-year sentence for drug trafficking. When she couldn't find a publisher, she printed the novel herself and sold it out of the trunk of her car. "I've exposed myself with the prayer that my life can be used as an example to warn other of the awful dangers of the drug Game," she wrote in its Afterword. Let That Be the Reason begins when a drug dealer abandons his girlfriend Pamela Xavier, leaving her with nothing but a stack of bills, an empty refrigerator, and an impending eviction notice. Backed in a corner and with no prospects in sight, Pamela decides to get her hustle on. Transforming herself into Carmen, she learns to deal with the streets, the playas, the drug lords, and of course the law--by any means necessary. In no time, she is running a call-girl service, a fencing operation, and a drug cartel--all while still being a mom. Carmen wants money, but she also wants happiness. The problem is, she doesn't quite understand what real happiness is and what real love means--or what it all costs.

Low Down and Dirty

by Vickie M. Stringer

Vickie Stringer's Dirty Red is back. This time she's on the run. Having apparently wounded all of her enemies, and even her beloved Q, Red finds herself away from Detroit living the life of luxury in Arizona. She's become a successful home broker with a bestselling book, and it seems as if all of her dirty tricks have finally paid off--from framing Detective Thomas to ruining Kera's freedom. Unfortunately for Red, she's made more enemies than she can count, and she soon finds herself running across the country in fear of them all while still being in love with Q. Everyone seems to have a reason to pay her the ultimate revenge, and even the most unlikely become partners if it means finally bringing an end to all of Red's dirty schemes. In yet another fast-paced and spiraling edition in this bestselling series, Vickie Stringer writes about a woman who will do anything to save her life and the people who go so low attempting to stop her.nix to Los Angeles, Mexico to New York, Red is on the run from her past in this page-turning caper.Praise for Vickie M. Stringer:"The reigning queen of urban fiction." --Publishers Weekly, on Let That Be the Reason"A street lit insta-classic." --The Washington Post, on Let That Be the Reason"A calculatedly nasty yet redemptive tale of a ruthless woman warrior." --Booklist, on Dirty Red

The Reason Why

by Vickie M. Stringer

Pamela was a naive coed from Detroit, going to classes by day and clubs by night. The hottest spot was Jazzy Jay's and that's where one of the guys slipped his gun in her pocketbook, knowing that the police who had just descended on the club wouldn't check the girls for weapons. She didn't know his name or anything other than he was cute and charming. But, when she tracked him down to return his property, she found out his name was Chino, his game was hustling, and his plan was to make her his woman--and give her more than she ever bargained for out of life, love, and the pursuit of money.

Still Dirty

by Vickie M. Stringer

Now in paperback, following the phenomenal success of Dirty Red, Essence bestselling author Vickie Stringer is back with a sizzling sequel filled with the notorious cast of characters--Red, Bacon, and Q--who made Dirty Red a smash hit.Vickie Stringer catapulted into literary success when she sold thousands of copies of her first novel from the trunk of her car. That debut title, Let That Be the Reason, won praise from The Washington Post, who called it "a street lit insta-classic," and gave birth to one of the wildest and most outrageous heroines in urban fiction history: Dirty Red. In Still Dirty, good old Red, that infamous expert of deception, is still up to making trouble. Though she faces challenges that would baffle even the shrewdest hustler, Red stops at nothing to outwit her adversaries and avoid being caught by either the law or the outlaws. Trapped once again in a web of murder, theft, and deceit, Red escapes with her boyfriend Q, running for a plane to Mexico after a violent fight with her ex-boyfriend Bacon, a released convict. Hot on their heels and fueled by jealous rage, Bacon is determined not to let Red get away alive. Will Q come to her rescue once again? Or will he tire of cleaning up after Red's dirty deeds? With an action-packed plot and sassy, stylish dialogue, Vickie Stringer creates a web of love and adventure that will keep her legion of devoted fans begging for more.

The Vickie M. Stringer Collection

by Vickie M. Stringer

Let That Be the Reason Let That Be the Reason begins when a drug dealer abandons his girlfriend Pamela Xavier, leaving her with nothing but a stack of bills, an empty refrigerator, and an impending eviction notice. Backed in a corner and with no prospects in sight, Pamela decides to get her hustle on. Transforming herself into Carmen, she learns to deal with the streets, the playas, the drug lords, and of course the law--by any means necessary. In no time, she is running a call-girl service, a fencing operation, and a drug cartel--all while still being a mom. Carmen wants money, but she also wants happiness. The problem is, she doesn't quite understand what real happiness is and what real love means--or what it all costs. Imagine This Imagine This continues the saga of Pamela as she does jail time and has to decide who she really is: Pamela, a woman who, more than anything, loves her son and wants to be there to raise him; or Carmen, the ruthless baller, who does the crime, serves the time, and honors, at any expense, the code of the street. The Reason Why Pamela was a naive coed from Detroit, going to classes by day and clubs by night. The hottest spot was Jazzy Jay's and that's where one of the guys slipped his gun in her pocketbook, knowing that the police who had just descended on the club wouldn't check the girls for weapons. She didn't know his name or anything other than he was cute and charming. But, when she tracked him down to return his property, she found out his name was Chino, his game was hustling, and his plan was to make her his woman--and give her more than she ever bargained for out of life, love, and the pursuit of money.

The Vickie M. Stringer Reader's Companion

by Vickie M. Stringer

A collection of excerpts from the Vickie M. Stringer collection. Includes excerpts from Let That Be the Reason, Imagine This, and The Reason Why.

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